International Cycling

Poker player teams up with Armstrong for bizarre bet

2016-03-30 15:06
Lance Armstrong (File)

Cape Town - Professional poker player and 'Playboy of Instagram' Dan Bilzerian has teamed up with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong before attempting to cycle from Hollywood to Las Vegas in 48 hours.

According to NZ Herald website, Bilzerian accepted a bet from fellow poker player Bill Perkins for $600 000 to complete the ride from Bilzerian's home in California's Hollywood Hills to the Las Vegas sign within two days.

According to a tweet from Perkins, Bilzerian has up until May 31, 2016, to start the trek.

Bilzerian responded with a tweet of his own, saying that he hasn't been on a bike in 18 years.

Bilzerian will need to cover 471km to win the bet.

GoogleMaps predicts the distance would take 26 hours of straight riding, in what normally takes around four and a half hours to drive.

"This is no joke," Bilzerian told the New York Post.

"Nobody does this. From LA to Vegas I have a 13 000-foot climb - which is (almost) half of Mount Everest - but I wanted a challenge."

This is hell #ThreeWeeksLeftToTrain #LAtoVegas photocred: @Gene_freeman

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